Anchorage Seeks Surplus Land for Homeless Shelter

Municipal officials in Anchorage have applied to obtain a 133-acre parcel of surplus federal land near the city's main airport to use for the homeless and for people who could lose their homes.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Municipal officials in Anchorage have applied to obtain a 133-acre parcel of surplus federal land near the city's main airport to use for the homeless and for people who could lose their homes.

The proposed facility near Kincaid Park would provide housing for 96 people and have the potential to expand.
Other parts of the property could be used for a facility to treat storm drain debris.
The proposal is one of two received so far for the surplus property.
The Alaska Department of Transportation has applied to use the property for expansion of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Stephanie Kenitzer of the federal General Services Administration says the property is being reviewed and the date of a transfer is unknown.